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Goats invade a residential neighborhood in Boise to the delight of the entire internet

We're not kid-ding.

 

Stacey Ritzen

Internet Culture

Published Aug 3, 2018   Updated May 21, 2021, 9:31 am CDT

For everyone who can’t forget where they were during the great llama chase of 2015 (probably at work, not working), on Friday morning the god of loose farm animals gifted us with another miracle. We’re talking goats, people. Like, a hundred of them-—on the loose in an otherwise sleepy West Boise neighborhood.

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The magnificent scene was captured by ace reporter Joe Parris for Idaho’s KTVB local news. “They are going house to house eating everything in sight,” he tweeted, along with several stunning photos of the rampaging goats.

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According to KTVB, the herd of goats appeared around 7 a.m. on Friday morning, “snacking on lawns and flower bushes, and stripping the leaves from trees.”

Goats!

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Sadly, because everything good must eventually come to an end, the fun ended around an hour and a half later, when—and this is 100 percent not made up—a truck from a company literally called “We Rent Goats” came and corralled the herd. Apparently, the goats had been grazing nearby when they escaped and descended upon the neighborhood.

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Before the goat madness ended, however, the internet watched in captivation as you can see from the jokes and comments on Twitter.

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And that concludes the great goatening of 2018, until some sheep find their way onto a freeway or something. We can only hope.

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*First Published: Aug 3, 2018, 10:56 am CDT